The men's prison at the York Correctional Institution will close as a result of the state's prison population declining, the governor's office announced.
“We are making real progress in Connecticut to change lives and break that cycle of poverty, crime and prison that has impacted far too many people," Gov. Dannel Malloy said. "This closing is a reflection of a paradigmatic change in approach from policies that simply didn’t work in the past. It’s going to save taxpayer dollars – and it’s the right thing to do."
The Niantic Annex which houses male inmates at the York prison will close on Jan. 9 and save taxpayers around $7.6 million per fiscal year, Gov. Malloy's office said in a release.
The prison population has is down over 600 offenders from January of 2015 and has decreased 22 percent since 2008, according to the Department of Correction.